Any experience on Soundfoundations AURA speaker stand?

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I have the Monitor Gold stands and they are the best things I bought for my bookshelf speakers..
You can increase the weight by filling up the central column with clean dry river sand. Alternatively you can buy atabytes to fill (also available from SF). Good stands enhance the performance of BS speakers and SF stands are well engineered and finished. I don’t have personal experience with either of the two models you have asked about, but if either weigh more than the Castle speakers they would be ok. The heavier one would be safer and more stable. But filling them will increase their mass and change the centre of gravity of the speaker set up. Design and aesthetic choices are of course personal choices. I use double sided sticky tape to anchor the speakers to the top plate. Blu tack is popular too.
 

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I have/had these stands. I used it for my PSB Image B15 loudspeaker. Its an excellent speaker stand and should be fine for your Castle speakers.
The main reason I got these stands were to bring the speaker up to ear level when seated. I am not sure how much it may have contributed to the sound as I did not compare the stand to anything else. Its not easy to do this unless you buy a whole bunch of stand, or, you live in Bombay where Ali can loan you a pair before you buy. It is possible to fill the column with sand if you want improve bass. I did not do it as the PSB's had satisfactory bass output even without filling the stands. Heavy and solid stuff and they don't ring.

I got some velcro straps to secure the speaker to the stand as I had a toddler in the house. You can do this or use blu tack.

The other stand I bought from Ali was the Monitor Gold and that was to support a bigger speaker, which is the Blumenhofer. This is too big and not required for your Castle's. If you go to their image gallery, the second image (from the left) on the top row is my speaker. LinkThis was ~5 years ago.
 
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I bought a Nemisis from SoundFoundation last year. Built like a train (if tank is too much to say). Worth every penny. Aura looks same to me.
 

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Dear FMs,

Does anyone has any personal experience on Soundfoundations AURA speaker stand? Considering it for my Castle Knight2 bookshelf speakers. Compared with Onyx model this one has more weight (15 vs 26kgs). Any info or guidance would be beneficial. Thanks.

As a Soundfoundations product user i have found their products committed to quality build and delivery.
(Disclaimer : No affliations)
 

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I have used SoundFoundations speaker stands and amp enclosure, and I wholeheartedly recommend their products. Not to mention the excellent customer service.
 

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I am using Aura stand with wharfedale evo 4.2, they should be fine with your Castle Knight2.
Build quality is top notch, using it without filling sand, very stable.
 
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